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Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell

Calls are increasing for the prosecution of George W. Bush administration officials tied to the CIA torture program. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor…

Statement of support for students and protesters in Mexico

Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser. Please Forward, Post and Share on Websites, Blogs, Networking Sites, etc. http://www.cpdweb.org/events/Mexico-PR.shtml FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2014 Contact: Richard Roman  droman@rogers.com Joanne Landy cpd@igc.org U.S.-BASED CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE AND…

Mr. Ban Has a Dream: that the World Eradicates Poverty, Protects the Planet and Ensures Dignity for All

Human Wrongs Watch UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day on 20 December 2014 by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inclusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for…

Summit of Nobel Laureates: interview with Tawakkol Karman

On the sidelines of the final press conference of the XIV° Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2014 in Rome, Pressenza has conducted a brief interview Tawakkol Karman. First Arab woman and second Muslim woman awarded a Nobel Prize in 2011,…

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

Athens, Paris, 18 December 2014 Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health, and curtailed fundamental freedoms in Greece, denounce FIDH and its member organisation the…

Argentina – New Law Leads to New Life for Migrant Domestic Workers

Human Wrongs Watch Buenos Aires, 16 December 2014 (ILO*) — “Why do other workers have rights but not us?” Maria Perez remembers asking over and over again when she first arrived in Argentina from Paraguay for a job as a domestic…

Middle East — 8.6 Million Lives Torn Apart

Human Wrongs Watch Amman, 19 December 2014 – “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by…

West Africa: exciting chocolate news to share!

Press release We have two very exciting pieces of news about our cocoa campaign from this week that will help us continue pushing for an end to child labor in this sector. First, ILRF released a new report analyzing the…

World Bank safeguards ‘go out of their way’ to avoid references to human rights – UN Expert

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, on 17 December 2014 urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known…

Netherlands Politicians ‘trying to score political points at expense of homeless migrants’ – UN Rights Experts

Human Wrongs Watch In the Netherlands, assisting migrants living on the streets is not a matter of charity but rather an obligation of the Government, a group of United Nations human rights experts on 16 December 2014 said as they…

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